Balearic Islands

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an archipelago in the western Mediterranean off the eastern coast of Spain

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Figures released yesterday showed the number of drugs seizures in the Balearic Islands rose from 14,253 in 2012 to 18,640 last year.
However, as tourism represents 80 percent of the Balearic Islands' gross domestic product and given that more than half of the local population works in this sector, this proposed transformation could be a risky proposition if well-heeled tourists fail to materialize.
MENORCA The quietest of the three main islands, Menorca has more beaches than all of the other Balearic Islands combined and a strong emphasis on family holidays.
At present the two Balearic Island destinations are summer-only but from October they will continue through the winter with two flights a week on Thursdays and Sundays.
The Spanish government delegation on the Balearic Islands say they believe the terrorists' objective was not to cause direct damage to people through their actions.
Hugh Brown of Bramhall who built a golf course in Menorca sponsored the trip and the match, five boys and five girls from Cheshire and the Balearic Islands, in memory of his young grandson Matthew and as a way of supporting young people.
Artisanal Cheeses of the Balearic Islands of Spain: Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza, and Formentera
In a meeting in Brussels with Jacques Barroso on April 26, Pasqual Maragall, president of Catalonia, Marcelino Iglesias, president of Aragon, Jaume Matas, president of the Balearic Islands, Martin Malvy, president of the Midi-Pyrenees Region and George Freche, president of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, formally presented the Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion to the President of the European Commission.
Last year, 12 dead sperm whales washed up on the shores of the Balearic Islands, Spain's tourist playground.
Germany's biggest tourist organisation announced in Berlin on April 3 that it would be lodging a formal complaint with the European Commission against the environmental protection tax that the Balearic Islands plan to start levying from May 1.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has advanced a loan for 2,250 million Pesetas (ECU 13 million) to Instituto Balear de Saneamiento (IBASAN), towards funding the second phase in the Balearic Islands' Waste-water Treatment Plan.